Saturday 13 April 2013

Raspberry Pi the pint sized PC now comes with 512MB RAM try this one for size

Raspberry Pi the pint sized PC now comes with 512MB RAM try this one for size

Raspberry Pi, this is the new credit card sized PC which was launched way back in 2012 and took the computing world by storm is now retailing at $35 (Rs.1900.00) in the US markets.  The better news is that it is selling around 750 unit per second across the world which makes it one of the best selling devices of all time.  In India it retails around Rs.4825.00 per unit and can be seen in action at Element14.  The model on the website of Element14 includes a complete educational kit, which will guide with a clear how to instructions set.  The new 512MB RAM Model B has the following specs :
Raspberry Pi Linux Specs
SoC Broadcom BCM2835 (CPU, GPU, DSP, and SDRAM)
CPU: 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core (ARM11 family)
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p30 h.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile decoder
Memory (SDRAM): 512 Megabytes (MiB)
Video outputs: Composite RCA, HDMI
Audio outputs: 3.5 mm jack, HDMI
Onboard storage: SD, MMC, SDIO card slot
10/100 Ethernet RJ45 onboard network
Storage via SD/ MMC/ SDIO card slot

And if you are wondering what you can do with the Raspberry Pi you can use it for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.  

Vijay Prabhu

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